Best Gated Communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast
There are many perks, privileges, and benefits to living in a gated community. If privacy, security, and a strong sense of neighborly camaraderie are things you desire—and you want to couple that with your dream of living on (or near) the beach, you won’t find better options than these gated communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Boca Royale Golf & Country Club- Englewood, FL
Located in the laid-back town of Englewood, Boca Royale is a gated community on Florida’s Gulf Coast that features an established 18-hole semi-private golf course, clubhouse dining, tennis & pickleball courts, and swimming and fitness facilities. An ideal lifestyle community for active adults, the year-round program of social activities and community events is perfectly complemented by the property’s shared open space with private lakes, preserved wetlands and lush subtropical landscaping.
This gated community in Southwest Florida was named “Best Community” in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards and honored as a Distinguished Club by BoardRoom magazine. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa, fitness center, multi-pool swimming complex, tennis and pickleball facility, as well as an extensive social calendar for the entire family. Golfers can join The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek®, home of the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course, and if you fancy the beach and boating lifestyle, you’ll love your exclusive access to The Tarpon Club.
Kings Gate- Port Charlotte, FL
Surrounded by lakes and preserves, this gated retirement community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and a wide range of amenities designed for active adults. Located halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, Port Charlotte offers quick access to Gulf Coast beaches, marinas, fishing, boating, wildlife sanctuaries, airports, and the arts & cultural attractions of Southwest Florida.
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club- Miromar Lakes, FL
Southwest Florida’s most awarded community, Miromar Lakes offers luxury estate, beach and villa homes overlooking a 700-acre freshwater lake, three miles of white-sand beach or the newly remastered Arthur Hills Signature Championship golf course. Residents of this Gulf Coast gated community enjoy a year-round calendar of social events; boating, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboard, and fishing; as well as casual and fine dining at three onsite restaurants.
The Islands on the Manatee River- Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), FL
This private 225-acre Florida Gulf Coast gated community caters to nature lovers, golfers, and boaters alike. Of the 178 homesites within the community, 157 offer private docks behind each residence, providing direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico without the inconvenience of boatlifts. Hundreds of acres of land, including an adjacent island, was with designed boardwalks and nature trails so that residents could interact with the environment.
This Southwest Florida gated community in Tampa is designed for active adults 55 and over. A centrally-located clubhouse features a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor/outdoor restaurant, social hall with dance floor, massage room, sports lounge, billiards, arts and crafts studio, card room, and more. Homes for sale in the private gated community include uniquely designed twin villas and single-family homes ranging from 1,492 to 3,273 square feet.
This Flordia Gulf Coast gated community is located along the Orange River in Fort Myers, Florida. Just 45 minutes to the exquisite Gulf Coast beaches, the community boasts two established 18-hole golf courses, plus hundreds of acres of lakes and nature preserves. Other amenities include a social and recreation complex with a full-service clubhouse, tennis courts, a day spa and fitness center, a junior Olympic swimming pool, and more.